Mizuno Extends Relationship With Stacy Lewis
By Jake O'Reilly
25 January 2013 15:35
Mizuno has announced the final player in their 2013 tour team, with world number three Stacy Lewis agreeing to a multi-year contract extension, just days after the men's world number three Luke Donald announced a similar deal.
The agreement means that Lewis will continue playing Mizuno equipment, extending the long-standing relationship that began during her freshman year at Arkansas.
Lewis lead the tour with four wins in 2012, while also having the most birdies, eagles and rounds in the 60s. She was second in the Greens in Regulation category, thanks no doubt to her Mizuno JPX irons, woods, and MP wedges.
“Stacy has been an incredible ambassador and we are thrilled to see the relationship continue,” said Dick Lyons, Vice President and General Manager for Mizuno Golf USA.
“Stacy’s amazing story of overcoming Scoliosis as a teenager to winning Player of the Year in 2012 is a testament to her attitude and the embodiment of what Mizuno looks for in a brand ambassador. We couldn’t be more proud of her past achievements and are excited about what the future holds for her.”
Consistently displaying poise, dependability and a strong short game, Lewis notched 16 top-10 finishes - more than any player on the 2012 LPGA tour.
Following wins at the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic in May and the ShopRite in June, she added fall victories at the Navistar LPGA Classic and the Mizuno Classic in Japan.
“Since my freshman year at Arkansas, Mizuno has been my equipment manufacturer of choice,” said Lewis. “As my career continues into 2013, I’m looking forward to the extension of the partnership. Mizuno has helped me reach many of my goals thus far, and I’m looking forward to building on last year's momentum for another successful season.”
Lewis joins a strong international team of Mizuno ladies, including Jiyai Shin, Mayu Hattori, Akane IIjima, Diana Luna, Sophie Sandolo, Veronica Zorzi, Federica Piovano and Virginie Lagoutte-Clement.